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The Gallery includes images of the borough's streets and buildings and portraits of people and communities. The Digital Gallery images are displayed as thumbnails. Full size images can be viewed by clicking on a thumbnail.

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Manchester Road 1910s

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Island History Trust Image Collection


The Brooker family who lived at No 2 Manchester Road (opposite the Nelson pub) where they had a shop. c.1910? They kept cows in a field along Farm Road. The family went to Australia before the First World War. Pictured are: Back row left to right: Harry Brooker, Flo Parrott, Jim Granvell, Bill Anderson. Middle row: Alice Brooker (nee Granvell), Mrs Granvell, Mr Granvell, Gus Granvell and baby Alice Anderson. Front row: Lily Brooker, Willy Granvell, Florrie Anderson,. The Granvells lived in Byng Street and later at 90 Westferry Road. From Mrs Anne Granville